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Pasadena Educational Founation’s FANSS extends technology challenge

Pasadena Educational Founation’s FANSS extends technology challenge

Families and Neighbors Supporting Schools (FANSS), a parents group within the Pasadena Educational Foundation (PEF), has extended the deadline of the Technology Challenge until May 31: TECHNOLOGY CHALLENGE MATCHING DONATION As its first project FANSS is launching a new Technology Challenge initiative to raise much-needed technology funds for PUSD schools. A local family has offered […]

Sierra Madre Mayor MacGillivray Slams Down Gavel On Mosca

Sierra Madre Mayor MacGillivray Slams Down Gavel On Mosca

In what has proved to be a more than a really contentious city council and election season, Sierra Madre citizens were once again bombarded with fireworks at the final city council meeting before the April 13 election. Sierra Madre city councilman and candidate for re election Joe Mosca was verbally attacked during Public Comment period […]

Enthusiastic Jeff Garlin curbs his footprint

Enthusiastic Jeff Garlin curbs his footprint

You may know Jeff Garlin from his role as Larry David’s producer on the HBO show “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” Pleasantly plump and pleasantly frank, Garlin is known for his gut-splitting dialogue and blasé attitude, but now he’s going green and slimming down. In his book, My Footprint, Garlin tells the story of his eating addiction […]

AirTalk Town Hall: Health care reform – the mandate debate

AirTalk Town Hall: Health care reform – the mandate debate

After fourteen contentious months, the House finally passed a healthcare overhaul bill. The landmark legislation aims to extend insurance coverage to nearly 32 million uninsured and halt industry practices that discriminate against those with pre-existing conditions. President Obama is signed it into law Tuesday – but the battle is far from over. Read the Full […]

Sonia Marie De Leon de Vega: The People’s Conductor

Sonia Marie De Leon de Vega: The People’s Conductor

I met Sonia Marie De Leon de Vega a couple of years ago and was immediately struck by her intelligence, passion and intensity. Statuesque, with tumbling black hair and a commanding, smiling presence, simultaneously sensual and intellectual, she could be a character from an Isabel Allende novel:  dashing, generous, grounded and forceful. Sonia surprised me […]

Good Neighbors Go All Out

Good Neighbors Go All Out

Neighborliness is all about helpfulness, and often it’s the young people moving in who give the old folks a hand. Here’s a great example: Union Salon recently opened next to the Old Pasadena administration office of Hathaway-Sycamores, the 100-plus-year-old institution that provides social services for children and families in the San Gabriel Valley. So Union […]

Awake and Sing! in Glendale

Awake and Sing! in Glendale

Chronicling one wrenching year in the life of a family during the depths of the Great Depression, Cilfford Odets’ classic Awake and Sing! has just opened in repertory at Glendale’s A Noise Within. Awake and Sing! is set among the economic ravages of 1930s New York that threaten to destroy the tenuous ties that bind […]

Karma & the Cottage, Part 3

Karma & the Cottage, Part 3

To recount the series of events that lead to our buying this particular little, red bungalow in Pasadena, I have to go back almost 35 years. The youngest son of the owners at the time was about 16. His weakness for drinking beer and riding motorcycles fast met up one night with another driver’s habit of not looking for small flying objects before changing lanes.

Space and seismology at Caltech next week

Space and seismology at Caltech next week

If you're still not quite over that little shaker we had a few days ago, Michele A. Judd at the Keck Institute of Space Studies at Cal Tech alerted us to a relevant public panel presentation next week from earthquake superstar Lucy Jones: Modern Methods of Observing Earthquakes: What We Have Learned About Haiti and […]

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